Downtown Creekfront

Denver, CO


Multi-use pedestrian spaces enliven downtown creekfront

Wenk Associates was retained to complete a master plan, detailed design and construction of a highly visible segment of the downtown creekfront. Flood control, stream restoration, recreational use, and beautification objectives were pursued simultaneously in the design, creating a multi-use resource in the heart of downtown Denver. It completes a key element of the downtown's pedestrian network and links a series of pedestrian spaces that celebrate water, the Colorado landscape, and the history of the site. These multiple functions were integrated with the primary engineering function of unimpeded conveyance of floodwaters.

CLIENT

City and County of Denver

COMPLETED

1992

AWARDS

The Waterfront Center, Honor Award for Design, 1999

American Society of Landscape Architects - Colorado Chapter, Merit Award for Design, 1994

Colorado Association of Stormwater & Floodplain Managers, Merit for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Flood Control / Flood Hazard Mitigation, 1994

Downtown Denver Urban Development Award, Downtown Denver, Inc., 1993

Orchids & Onions - People’s Design Awards, Orchid for Urban Stream Improvements, 1993